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Gabriel Arias

Born: 02/27/2000 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 217
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 3B
The 19-year-old infielder is a plus-athlete with smooth actions emanating from his lean 6-foot-1, 200-pound physique that should strengthen with natural maturity.
Evaluator Brandon Williams
Report Date 07/23/2019
Dates Seen 25+ times in 2019 Cal League
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Medium 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 A gap-to-gap approach compensates for his free-swinging mentality (94 K and 19 BB in 323 AB), spraying hits into the defensive voids with inconsistent contact.
Power 55 A long, timing-reliant swing generates good power from Arias' relatively sinewy frame. He has present power to the alleys, and a physique that should accrue power with maturity.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Long-limbs and a smooth stride enable him to move well around the bases, although he's yet to develop as a base-stealer.
Glove 70 The slick-fielding shortstop has plus-range in both directions and the soft hands and arm strength to make all the plays. Loose actions and a quick first-step allow him to gather anything hit in his direction. He's also flashed plus-defensive abilities as a third baseman.
Arm 70 Arias has plenty of confidence in his rocket-arm, expanding his range and allowing him to make plays other shortstops cannot.

With natural maturity and progression, the Gold Glove-caliber defender could turn into an annual .280 / 25 HR duel-threat shortstop.

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